Composition Spotlight: Abraham's Test
Date: April 5, 2015
COMPOSITION SPOTLIGHT ~ by Jack Senzig
(Each week we look at a piece of useful repertoire from the ChoralNet Community Composition Showcase. A variety of voicings and levels of difficulty will be presented. Enjoy!)
Abraham's Test by Joy F DeCoursey-Porter SATB Divisi and tenor solo a cappella (click for PDF and Audio)
Level: High School or higher
Uses: General Concert Use
Program Themes: Tough Decisions, A Father's Love
This Piece Would Program Well With: Randall Thompson's Alleluia available at JWPepper and Sheet Music Plus.
Have you ever been a week out from performing the Barber Agnus Dei and realize it just isn't going to happen? Having another beautiful work ready to pull out that can be learned in a week could be a blessing. Abraham's Test can stand on it's own as a featured work or can be used as a training piece to get your less experienced choir singing in divisi in preparation for grander more difficult pieces. With just a minute and a half to focus on, it is an economical vibrant work.
This work is available from the composer or email joyfulporter(a)hotmail.com
(Original publication: January 6, 2013)